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Brain-gut connection explains why integrative treatments can help relieve digestive ailments

By: Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH, Contributor During the 20th century, medicine became very good at compartmentalizing different systems of the body in order to understand them better. However, today we are increasingly realizing that different systems of the body are interconnected and cannot be completely understood in isolation. The brain-gut connection is one very important example of this phenomenon. Anatomy of the brain-gut connection …

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